Letters to the Editor

Leave guns to pros

Editor: As a pediatrician and a mother myself, my heart goes out to the families in Parkland.The most basic, instinctive need of a parent is to protect their children. As pediatricians, so much of what we do is meant to help parents and caregivers do this. The American Academy of Pediatrics ...

Help already here

Editor: I’m not a political person but when political campaigns either ignore information or put out misinformation, someone must step up to correct the record. For some years Common Pleas Judges Pike and Washam have given eligible drug offenders the opportunity for intervention in lieu ...

Proper etiquette

Editor: “It’s auto show time.” But here in Columbiana County, it’s election show time based on recent letters printed in this column. Typical election action words such as “vengeful, shocking, hypocrisy, temper tantrum, demeaning, insulting, that is a fact, and thwarting the legal ...

If you write

The Morning Journal welcomes readers’ contributions for inclusion in the Letters to the Editor column. All letters must be submitted through our Virtual Newsroom or via email to news@mojonews.com. All letters must include a full address and telephone number for verification. Letters should ...

The good fight

Editor: As we continue to face an opioid issue of epidemic proportion in our community and throughout Ohio, I want to take a moment to highlight the good work that is being done by individuals on the front lines of this fight. With the message of “Bringing Hope, Bringing Help. Thank ...

Lake deserves better

Editor: I am an East Palestine-born resident who has lived and worked in Africa and the Caribbean for 38 years. My employment was that of ecologist in national parks, forest reserves and private nature reserves. I worked developing habitat for mammals and birds and conserving trees, lakes ...

In Johnson he trusts

Editor: Your April 2 letter to the editor, signed by Jenny Rukenbrod of Lisbon, is the most unrealistic and subjective letter I’ve read in quite awhile. Calling David Johnson a “Ringmaster” is not only prejudicial but inflammatory. And then to remind us all that he and his family, ...

Judicial etiquette

Editor: It is generally expected that there be at least some level of decorum and, yes, some honor on the part of a sitting judge’s campaign for election. Not so, apparently, in the case of the recent letter to the editor by the vengeful ex-wife of Judge C. Ashley Pike. More recently, ...

Lofty standards

Editor: I am very disappointed in the front page story of “Man goes on trial for rape of a child,” and the disgusting lurid details used by your reporter. The vivid details of what happened was not necessary for all of us to read in your family paper. Are we lowering our standards to ...

He’s no Piker

Editor: One of the oldest political tricks in the book is the “bait and switch” personal attack. This campaign tactic is designed to take your mind away from the central issues of a campaign by assassinating the character of one’s opponent. Or, that of the political party backing an ...